Mar 1, 2016, 10:28 AM
The Kanifing Municipal Council has paid an outstanding arrears of D5 million (Five Million Dalasis) owed to the National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) being cost of utility bills that the council incurred in the provision of electricity in major streets and public infrastructure within the municipality.
This represents a substantial percentage of the Kanifing Municipal Council's total liabilities to NAWEC.
Speaking shortly after the handing over ceremony, Pa Kalipha Sanyang, Public Relations Officer of the council, underscored the council's commitment to delivering basic social services to the people to ensure that the last butut of the tax payers money is judiciously spent.
"Just like NAWEC, the KMC survives principally from taxes collected from the people. Therefore, I would want to use this opportunity to call on the public to pay their rates and taxes regularly," Sanyang declared.
He stated: "As we speak, the KMC is owed in excess of D20M (Twenty Million Dalasis)."
Sanyang noted that if this situation continues, the Kanifing Municipal Council will find it difficult if not impossible to deliver services to the people.